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RESURRECTED: After a brief vacation, Share with Hubbers is back!

  1. moonlake profile image88
    moonlakeposted 4 years ago

    I'm not seeing the share with hubbers has that been removed?

    1. ytsenoh profile image89
      ytsenohposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It does not appear to be there currently.  I checked three different hubs randomly and didn't see it.

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi moonlake- the option has been intentionally removed.

      My argument (being the primary one fighting to see it go) was that:
      1. It did not match with the other buttons, visually
      2. It detracted from the other options

      Sorry for not giving you a heads up about this!

      1. SidKemp profile image97
        SidKempposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I'm disappointed - I used both Share With Other Hubbers and Share on social media for two very different reasons, and both were very valuable.

      2. JayeWisdom profile image93
        JayeWisdomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I'm very disappointed to lose it, too. I think it was a valuable tool. It often helped me find hubs I might have missed otherwise and gave me the opportunity to share hubs I considered exceptional with others who might miss them. Since I don't "do" Facebook or Twitter, it was my only means of sharing hubs.

        If your opposition to it was purely visual, Simone, can't it be re-incorporated into hubs in a button that is deemed more esthetic?  Why remove an aspect of HubPages that is POSITIVE simply because you don't like the way it LOOKS and not replace it with something comparable? That doesn't make sense.

      3. JayeWisdom profile image93
        JayeWisdomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        An addendum to my previous comment.  Exactly HOW did the "Share with Followers" option detract from other options?

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image79
      Matthew Meyerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      We just deployed an update to the site and the share with your followers button has made a glorious return.
      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/8045871_f260.jpg

      1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
        Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Woo hoo!

      2. ytsenoh profile image89
        ytsenohposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Ahhhh cha-cha!  Thanks.

      3. Peggy W profile image90
        Peggy Wposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Matthew!  smile

    4. Matthew Meyer profile image79
      Matthew Meyerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      As this issue has been resolved, this thread is closed.
      Please create a new thread if you are encountering a technical issue.

  2. Just Ask Susan profile image86
    Just Ask Susanposted 4 years ago

    I used this button all the time when I knew it was a hub that many of my followers would enjoy. Sorry to see it go sad

  3. Lady Guinevere profile image61
    Lady Guinevereposted 4 years ago

    Well HubPages is changing all kinds of GOOD things just because they don't like the looks of it.  How silly is that?  Just get a new look on the button or change them all to look the same and we won't knot which is which.  Too many changes in too little time will not make the wheel go round faster in getting business.

  4. brakel2 profile image85
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone

    I am sorry to see this option disappear. I don't think it was a distraction. It was an opportunity for others to have a second chance to read a valuable hub It was an opportunity for someone to say "read this it is special". It helped give the person who wrote It a little boost to self esteem. Reconsideration?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How many times do you dash off to read a hub that someone else has "shared" with you?  I can't remember doing it at all...

      1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image96
        Glimmer Twin Fanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I did it many times wilderness.  When I browsed my feed and an interesting hub that was shared by someone popped up, I would read it. If it really intrigued me then I would check out the author and maybe take a look at some of their other hubs.  I might even follow them.  Of course not everything was interesting to me. 

        I will also add that sometimes I found that when one of my hubs was shared, I would receive more comments, and many of them were from people who did not follow me.  I, for one, will really miss this feature.

        1. Sheri Faye profile image85
          Sheri Fayeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Me to Glimmer. I have found that if people I am following like something I might too. I have read many hubs that were shared. And lots of my followers found me that way too.

          1. Sharkye11 profile image96
            Sharkye11posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I always read the hubs that were shared to me too. My email notifications don't always work, and HP has no way you for you to browse newest hubs unless you are using the hopper tool. Now we either have to follow every other hubber on hubpages to see their new hubs (which lowers our scores) or just watch the feed and hope that someone that we watch  found them and commented on them. Also, if I come across a hub written y someone new, and it is an interesting well written hub deserving attention, I share it so that it be seen by all of my followers. I hope they offer some alternative, otherwise some very good hubs are going to get buried and lost on HP.

        2. MizBejabbers profile image89
          MizBejabbersposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I agree, I read a lot of hubs and made new friends and followers from my feed.  I find its removal crippling.

      2. JayeWisdom profile image93
        JayeWisdomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I've done it frequently. In fact, there are very few hubs shared with me by someone I'm following that I didn't read. My reasons are the same as Sheri Faye's. 

        I also disagree vehemently with Simone's reasons for removing the option. I'd like to know why HP administration never polls members to ask our opinions about these things before taking action.

        1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
          Lady Guinevereposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Me too.  Me too.

          1. Sheri Faye profile image85
            Sheri Fayeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Me too!

            1. mary615 profile image94
              mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Me Three!!!

      3. TheKatsMeow profile image85
        TheKatsMeowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        As did I, if one of the people I followed shared something on Hubpages, I almost always would check it out. I loved that feature.

      4. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Interesting!  Maybe I'd better start watching my feed a little better - I seldom look at it.

    2. profile image0
      summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. SuzieQ, Mary615, and rajan jolly would share some really interesting hubs and since I did not follow the same topics I was introduced to some great reads thru them. Also I shared a hub about quail the other day because the bird is special to me and it was so well written. I know others read it who are follow me because of their comments I'd like to think it was because I shared it. Sorry to see it leave.

  5. Pamela N Red profile image91
    Pamela N Redposted 4 years ago

    I liked the share button. I thought maybe it was removed because some would share their own work.

    It appears that when we leave a comment it still shows in our feed so maybe we could just leave a comment on their hub so we can still share that way.

    1. mary615 profile image94
      mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've been sharing that way today, but it takes more time and effort. 

      Hubbers don't share their own work now like they used to.  I think everyone finally got the message NOT to share our own stuff.

  6. Sheri Faye profile image85
    Sheri Fayeposted 4 years ago

    I agree!

  7. brakel2 profile image85
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone

    The button just needs to say." Share HP".

  8. moonlake profile image88
    moonlakeposted 4 years ago

    I will miss it and I did seem to help and I also got more comments from people that didn't usually show up on my hubs. I didn't think it looked bad it seem to just kind of blend in. Removing it because it was causing some kind of problem I would understand but I don't understand removing it because of looks. You can make any kind of button and put another better looking one back on even a tiny one.
    At one time I never shared but I found out it helped me and it helped other hubbers.
    I will miss it.

  9. tillsontitan profile image90
    tillsontitanposted 4 years ago

    I hope there will be a decision to return the "share button".  Revamp it, redesign it but bring it back.  I often read hubs shared by others and like to share good hubs I read.  Not everyone on FB or Pinterest is going to feel the same way as other Hubbers do.

    1. ytsenoh profile image89
      ytsenohposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm likewise disappointed to see it go.  I can see where it could be viewed as a distraction from the other options; however, I personally just saw it as an additional option and would either share on FB or Pinterest or share the hubs.  It would be great if an icon could just be included with "Share It!" as suggested above.

    2. TheKatsMeow profile image85
      TheKatsMeowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree Tillsontitan, it was nice to share other's work on hubpages. I felt it was a great way to discover new writers.

      1. tillsontitan profile image90
        tillsontitanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Break out the champagne, its back!

    3. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      +  Give it a visual update, but please bring it back.  I often read hubs shared by others.  I have discovered many amazing hubbers I wouldn't have known without those shares. 

      EDIT:  Thanks for bringing it back!  I just saw Robin's post.

  10. Bedbugabscond profile image89
    Bedbugabscondposted 4 years ago

    Is that why I can't find a button to share to Google +?

  11. JayeWisdom profile image93
    JayeWisdomposted 4 years ago

    I just noticed something that may be new or may have been there before and I didn't see it. On the feed, beneath a new hub (before you open it to read), there are three buttons: "comment", "preview" and "share."  In order to know if you want to share the hub, you must read it first, then return to the feed and use the "share" button, which I personally find a lot more distracting than the now-defunct share button in the upper right side of the hub.

  12. SidKemp profile image97
    SidKempposted 4 years ago

    I read hubs shared by hubbers I followed, and found many hubs and hubbers I liked, read, and followed. I shared hubs to support excellent hubs and hubbers that deserved to be read, and to benefit my followers.

    To me, the "share on hubpages" feature was one of the best ways to build community on HubPages.

    I hope the HubPages Team will reconsider.

  13. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    I will miss the feature, too, and I have often found some great hubs by seeing the 'shares' go by on my feed.

    QUESTION - the Facebook 'share' button used to allow us to post to either our own news feed or on groups.  Lately, it says something like "Like" this on Facebook.  So I have not used it (I share manually, by copying the link and putting it where I want it to be).   What happens when we use the current FB share button? 

    BTW - I am not about to share a ton of stuff on my main FB status or feed - I share a few hubs in that manner, but very few.  I do, however, share with various groups that seem related to the content of various hubs.

  14. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Does the share button on the feed work the same way? It's beside the other 2 buttons, comment and status. I'm not happy about it being retired. It's the way you get see and be seen by other hubbers outside of your circle when they share with their followers. I enjoyed reading those that were shared and was very grateful to the hubber who shared my hub.

  15. Peggy W profile image90
    Peggy Wposted 4 years ago

    I hope HP will reconsider!  As many have already stated, I liked seeing shared hubs in the feed and would often read them if they sounded interesting.  When some of my hubs would be shared, it often sparked other comments from some regulars and also from some new readers of my hubs.  Obviously it works the same for others.  Sometimes older hubs that were rediscovered and shared would suddenly get a a bunch of new visitors leaving comments.  Since Google likes activity on a hub, this would seem to be all positive.  Please reconsider and put the share button back.  Pretty please?

  16. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
    mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago

    Five years on this site and I am ashamed to admit that I never recall ever even seeing that button, never mind using it. I only ever use FB, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest to share my articles. Guess on that basis I have no strong feelings about whether it has gone or whether it comes back.

    1. alexadry profile image92
      alexadryposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Misty, I think we joined at about the same time around five years ago, so don't be ashamed as I have never used it as well!

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
        mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Lol, thank God it isn't just me. I don't know if things have changed, but it always used to be the case that when you published a new hub your followers (fans in those days) used to get notified automatically in their daily email (actually you were also notified by individual email per new hub published unless you changed your settings so you only received the daily digest one), so I can't see any reason to manually share with hubbers as well (surely this would be doubling up on the information, especially on your own hubs, although possibly not if you share other people's).

  17. Robin profile image
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    Robinposted 4 years ago

    Hello Everyone!
    You spoke and you were heard; we have decided to bring back the share with Hubbers button to all those that are signed in at HubPages.  This obviously makes the most sense since signed out users can't share with fellow Hubbers, as they don't have an account.  Again, thanks for sharing your opinion, and we're glad that many of you use the share option!  The share button should return in the next day or so.  Cheers!  smile

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image96
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!!!!!!!!

    2. Sheri Faye profile image85
      Sheri Fayeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That is good news!

    3. AliciaC profile image96
      AliciaCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much for the return of the share button, Robin!

    4. janshares profile image88
      jansharesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! That was easy. big_smile

    5. Victoria Lynn profile image88
      Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so, so much! We love sharing hubs! :-) Thanks for listening!

    6. mary615 profile image94
      mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, thank you, you!!!!  Yes, thanks for listening to us.

    7. tillsontitan profile image90
      tillsontitanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hurray!  Hurray for the return of the share button and hurray for HP and staff for listening!  Sometimes it is the smallest things that mean the most.  In a close knit community like HP, SHARING is part of our community and spirit.  Thank you guys for listening.

    8. Peggy W profile image90
      Peggy Wposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much Robin and everyone at HP that listened to us.  We appreciate it!!!  smile  smile  smile

  18. vocalcoach profile image92
    vocalcoachposted 4 years ago

    Hallelujah!  The share button is returning back home.  Like all of you, I found it to be very useful.  I read hubs I otherwise would have missed. And to be able to share a good hub with others just plain feels good smile

  19. CloudExplorer profile image80
    CloudExplorerposted 4 years ago

    Bring back the sharing features underneath the hubs Thumbs options and critique section, I wish that didn't have to go long ago, I miss it too smile

    Oh and what about a smarter archive page, where hubbers could be located by hubber score, then the purpose of having one shall be resurrected and we could at least feel important again. (Where in the world did it go?) We would if anything have more incentive to keep on plugging away at all our hubtivity here. (You know the income isn't going well, but at least we could locate those successful hubbers to emulate as we all once had been doing in the HP community.)

    This was what motivated me once before when I first started, I wanted to have a much higher hubber score to be part of the super hubbers who were within the 95-100 zones. Much has been lost over the course of time, but if it wasn't broke, why fix it folks! "Just saying!"

  20. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    Thank you for listening to our feedback and responding!

  21. Robin profile image
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    Robinposted 4 years ago

    Your welcome!  I'm glad everyone is happy about the change back.  smile

    1. cclitgirl profile image96
      cclitgirlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome!  I use the share button daily.  tongue

    2. mary615 profile image94
      mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm happy!  Thanks again.

  22. earner profile image85
    earnerposted 4 years ago

    Oh - I didn't even know it existed/hadn't spotted it.

    Can 10,000 hubbers please show me how this works by sharing my hubs smile

    I'll have to go look at it now I guess..... features, features, features..... always stuff to discover no matter how long you've been around!

    Cheers!

  23. Rock_nj profile image90
    Rock_njposted 4 years ago

    If I really like a Hub a lot and felt others will too, I share it.  I also became aware of Hubs worth reading by seeing them shared in my newsfeed.  I have to agree with others that sharing Hubs is a useful feature.  Glad HP listened to its users and restored this feature!

  24. earner profile image85
    earnerposted 4 years ago

    I used to make extensive targetted use of the rss feeds..... shame they went!

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